Goodbye, Ma’am Amelia
For the past three days since Amelia Juico Gordon’s remains arrived from Manila , hundreds of people have been going in and out of the Olongapo City Convention Center each day and night to offer their condolences and to have a last glimpse at the acknowledged mother of Olongapo, who passed away last November 17, 2009.
“My mother is not only a remarkable leader but also devoted her life to the service of Olongapeños. She was also the champion of thousands of underprivileged children she took in her care,” said Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr.
Ma’am Amelia’s remains will be laid in her final resting place tomorrow, November 25 at the Gordon Memorial Park after the requiem mass that will be held at the Olongapo City Convention Center at 12 noon the same day.